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The Story of Stuff
The Tides Foundation ^ | Unknown | Anne Leonard

Posted on 03/31/2008 6:57:06 PM PDT by Shirerwasright

What is the Story of Stuff?

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever

(Excerpt) Read more at storyofstuff.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: sustainability; tidesfoundation
Another insidious side effect of the new "Green" revolution being drven by the environmental wackos.

The short twenty minute video is amazing to listen to when you hear the subtle context little Annie spews.

I am interested in hearing others thoughts of this coming wave.

1 posted on 03/31/2008 6:57:09 PM PDT by Shirerwasright
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To: Shirerwasright

More stuff at cheap prices

2 posted on 03/31/2008 7:06:34 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Yes but according to Annie this “evil” corporation is taking advantage o the working man by cheating him of a living wage and good health care.


3 posted on 03/31/2008 7:08:57 PM PDT by Shirerwasright (Liberalism continues to erode the foundations of America)
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To: Shirerwasright

Im a Republican ...I like evil corporations .....and stuff


4 posted on 03/31/2008 7:11:16 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Shirerwasright

30 seconds is enough of that bull-stuff.

BTW, 10 years to figure it out? That’s a lot of fuel stuff.


5 posted on 03/31/2008 7:12:44 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Shirerwasright
Isn't the Tides Foundation something of Tah-Ray-Zah Heinz’?
6 posted on 03/31/2008 7:13:10 PM PDT by luckymom (Forget the baby whales, save the baby humans.)
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To: Shirerwasright

What a bunch of Poppy Cock. And our kids are being brainwashed.


7 posted on 03/31/2008 7:13:46 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Shirerwasright
Image hosted by Photobucket.com i read somewhere that people have a lot of stuff, but on average only about 35 things.
8 posted on 03/31/2008 7:14:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Shirerwasright

I’m here to tell the (Red) Tides Foundation to stuff it.


9 posted on 03/31/2008 7:14:45 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Tagline? Tagline? I don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Professional Engineer; Shirerwasright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac

HE HE HE

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


10 posted on 03/31/2008 7:15:38 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans engineering is another mans magic... L.L.)
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To: luckymom

Not just mrs. effin kerry, but soros plays an even bigger role in it. The tides foundation has some deep pockets. However, it’s too bad for them that they cannot afford to buy off the majority of americans, just the emotional ones.


11 posted on 03/31/2008 7:17:43 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Tagline? Tagline? I don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Professional Engineer; Wolfie; Shirerwasright

Remember what George Carlin used to say “My sh!t is stuff. Your stuff is sh!t.”


12 posted on 03/31/2008 7:18:02 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: luckymom

She along with other Left Wing Wackos has donated moneys. But this cash washer was developed by Drummon Pike a looney toons anti-war activist who has found loop holes which allow him to funnel or wash money from wingnuts who have a cause to push.

It makes BIG MONEY and pushes every wingnut idea known to hurt America.


13 posted on 03/31/2008 7:20:09 PM PDT by Shirerwasright (Liberalism continues to erode the foundations of America)
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To: Shirerwasright

The Tides Foundation can “stuff it.”


14 posted on 03/31/2008 7:23:23 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Hardastarboard
Remember what George Carlin used to say...

Actually, yes.

Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That's all, a little place for my stuff. That's all I want, that's all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody's got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that's your stuff, that'll be his stuff over there. That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time.

A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you're taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody's got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn't want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you're saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That's what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get...more stuff!

Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore. Did you ever notice when you go to somebody else's house, you never quite feel a hundred percent at home? You know why? No room for your stuff. Somebody else's stuff is all over the goddamn place! And if you stay overnight, unexpectedly, they give you a little bedroom to sleep in. Bedroom they haven't used in about eleven years. Someone died in it, eleven years ago. And they haven't moved any of his stuff! Right next to the bed there's usually a dresser or a bureau of some kind, and there's NO ROOM for your stuff on it. Somebody else's shit is on the dresser.

Have you noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff? God! And you say, "Get that shit offa there and let me put my stuff down!"

Sometimes you leave your house to go on vacation. And you gotta take some of your stuff with you. Gotta take about two big suitcases full of stuff, when you go on vacation. You gotta take a smaller version of your house. It's the second version of your stuff. And you're gonna fly all the way to Honolulu. Gonna go across the continent, across half an ocean to Honolulu. You get down to the hotel room in Honolulu and you open up your suitcase and you put away all your stuff. "Here's a place here, put a little bit of stuff there, put some stuff here, put some stuff--you put your stuff there, I'll put some stuff--here's another place for stuff, look at this, I'll put some stuff here..." And even though you're far away from home, you start to get used to it, you start to feel okay, because after all, you do have some of your stuff with you. That's when your friend calls up from Maui, and says, "Hey, why don'tchya come over to Maui for the weekend and spend a couple of nights over here."

Oh, no! Now what do I pack? Right, you've gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The third version of your house. Just enough stuff to take to Maui for a coupla days. You get over to Maui--I mean you're really getting extended now, when you think about it. You got stuff ALL the way back on the mainland, you got stuff on another island, you got stuff on this island. I mean, supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain. You get over to your friend's house on Maui and he gives you a little place to sleep, a little bed right next to his windowsill or something. You put some of your stuff up there. You put your stuff up there. You got your Visine, you got your nail clippers, and you put everything up. It takes about an hour and a half, but after a while you finally feel okay, say, "All right, I got my nail clippers, I must be okay." That's when your friend says, "Aaaaay, I think tonight we'll go over the other side of the island, visit a pal of mine and maybe stay over."

Aww, no. NOW what do you pack? Right--you gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The fourth version of your house. Only the stuff you know you're gonna need. Money, keys, comb, wallet, lighter, hanky, pen, smokes, rubber and change. Well, only the stuff you HOPE you're gonna need.

15 posted on 03/31/2008 7:24:52 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: Hardastarboard

The 3rd version of your stuff. Supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain.


16 posted on 03/31/2008 7:25:30 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Shirerwasright
The Story of Stuff ... calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Right on, man! Let's hear it for a sustainable and just world. I think we ought to give up everything we own, man.

You start ...

It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh,

It'll make you vomit ...

and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever

Mostly, it will make you wonder why you wasted your time watching the video.

17 posted on 03/31/2008 7:28:06 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: woofie

My liberal friend was complaining about Walmart and a couple minutes later was bragging about how much money he was saving by using their music service (versus Itunes).


18 posted on 03/31/2008 7:28:37 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Shirerwasright

He who dies with most stuff,wins.


19 posted on 03/31/2008 7:32:41 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: Hardastarboard

Everyone needs a place for their stuff.


20 posted on 03/31/2008 7:33:47 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Shirerwasright

Resistance to this crap is the “stuff” of patriots.


21 posted on 03/31/2008 7:33:56 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: luckymom
Isn't the Tides Foundation something of Tah-Ray-Zah Heinz’?

I guess this means she and gigolo-boy have unloaded all their stuff. Or is that only for the little people?

22 posted on 03/31/2008 7:34:40 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Shirerwasright
The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Can someone define what the word sustainable means? Does it mean that once something is made, it never needs to be taken care of, or is that self sustaining? If its not self sustaining, does that mean it needs to be sustained by someone? If its sustained by someone, doesn't that mean its not sustainable, but just needs maintenance like everything else?

Or does it have something to do with the amount of effort or resources it takes to maintain or produce something. If so, does that mean it should be something that takes less work to create and maintain? If thats the case, then what they mean is that we just need to have robots that build other robots that produce and maintain everything so we can all sit on our butt and do nothing while something else sustains us.

If so, would that be the definition of liberalism?

23 posted on 03/31/2008 7:49:30 PM PDT by Lowcountry (RIP: Peterdanbrokaw)
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To: Lowcountry

Liberalsim is not “sustainable.” That’s one reason they like to call themselves “progressive” now....


24 posted on 03/31/2008 7:58:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (An Obamanation would be an abomination...."A typical white person.")
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To: BigCinBigD

He who dies, is stuffed. Period.

Called taxidermy!

Or, as they say in the mortuary trade, “Stuff it!”


25 posted on 03/31/2008 8:38:28 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Shirerwasright

Tides Foundation is all I needed to read to know the insidious nature of the content.


26 posted on 03/31/2008 9:44:11 PM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: Lowcountry

“Sustainable” means making stuff out of the kind of stuff that you will never, ever run out of, and which then can be given to poor people when you are finished using it. Oil is not sustainable because we will run out of it eventually and only you can use it after you buy it, but hemp shirts are, because we will never run out of hemp in a perfect world, and you can give your used hemp shirts to homeless people when you’ve had enough fun with them, and you can even teach people in lesser-developed nations to make their own hemp shirts using just the sticks and stones and hemp they already have around them, so they won’t be dependent on exploitative corporate technologies, and then.....


27 posted on 03/31/2008 9:57:10 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: Shirerwasright

That is the business model as I understand it. Rich Lefty wanting to donate to a far out wacko cause. He simply makes his donation out to the Tides Foundation with secret instructions whom to pass it on to. The Tides Foundation takes their cut then makes the donation. Officially, Lefty Moneybags has donated to the Tides Foundation. Officially the Tides Foundation has donated to the National Association of Marlon Brando Look-a-likes. Officially, nothing links Rich Lefty to NAMBLA. He just gave to the Tides Foundation. That’s all.


28 posted on 03/31/2008 9:59:11 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Shirerwasright
Lots of cheap stuff...


29 posted on 02/18/2010 7:32:15 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: Lowcountry
Sustainable is a intellectual hippie term for products and food stuffs of crappy quality...

Simply put:

Sustainable = POS product or food that tastes like cow poop.

30 posted on 02/18/2010 7:36:36 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: ejonesie22

Not always.


31 posted on 02/18/2010 7:41:34 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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Nothing I have seen yet would indicate that. I am sure there maybe some organic food that isn't tree bark and pine twigs. But the sustainable products I have seen are made from inferior materials.

However you may have a point, meat is sustainable there for good for us...

(That will send the PETA hippies over the edge...)

32 posted on 02/18/2010 7:45:40 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: Shirerwasright
...calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

*yawn*

Another day; another hippie.

33 posted on 02/18/2010 7:47:20 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: ejonesie22

How about a bamboo hardwood floor, made from a tree that matures in 3-5 years, with a Janka hardness rating a touch better than white oak?

Is that inferior?


34 posted on 02/18/2010 7:48:19 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: ejonesie22; woofie
Big stuff...


35 posted on 02/18/2010 7:48:54 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Petronski
As long as I am not eating it I guess not.

But a lot of things I have seen put out as enviro-friendly or “made from sustainable” materials” or recycled materials is not up to snuff.

We'll split the difference. Some of it's fine and some of it sucks, but none of it is worth destroying the economy over in search of feeling good about ourselves or stopping “globull warming”.

36 posted on 02/18/2010 7:53:45 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: ejonesie22

Here’s another sustainability product: water filters.

If your tap water is unpleasant, you can pay to have a gallon of water shipped to you (eight pounds each) or you can pay to have water filters shipped (under a pound, filtering hundreds of gallons each) and filter that tap water to get the good stuff.

Get a bpA-free bottle to carry it with you on the go.


37 posted on 02/18/2010 7:57:20 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: TChris; ejonesie22; woofie


38 posted on 02/18/2010 7:57:45 AM PST by grjr21
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To: Petronski

But isn’t the filter ultimatly disposable?

Besides, water without industrial polution just doesn’t taste the same.


39 posted on 02/18/2010 7:59:02 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: grjr21; ejonesie22; woofie
Sparkly stuff...


40 posted on 02/18/2010 8:01:24 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Petronski
Also, don't get to comfortable with all the pure clean filtered water, it has its draw backs too...

http://www.dhmo.org/

41 posted on 02/18/2010 8:02:30 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: ejonesie22

Evil. Just evil.


42 posted on 02/18/2010 8:06:51 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: ejonesie22
But isn’t the filter ultimately disposable?

It's about the fuel to ship the weight of all that water PARALLEL to a ubiquitous underground water delivery system called PIPES.

43 posted on 02/18/2010 8:07:58 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Petronski
I am telling you it's a killer. And its sustainable, so it will kill for generations if we are not careful.
44 posted on 02/18/2010 8:08:28 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: ejonesie22

They’re piping it into schools!


45 posted on 02/18/2010 8:09:35 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Petronski
You already see it has played a role in almost all the incidents of school violence.

Indeed without exception every school where there has been an incident of student on student or student on teacher violence has occurred, Di hydrogen Monoxide was present in the building.

46 posted on 02/18/2010 8:14:37 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: Petronski
Kinda of like the environment saving Toyota Prius, the car whose heavy batteries were made in Canda, shipped to Japan for installation into the cars that in turn were shipped to North America.

Let us just say I am leery of all this envirofirendly marketing stuff.

47 posted on 02/18/2010 8:15:53 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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